A great read.
When your first impulse after yet one more mass shooting is to tell me one more time that guns are the answer, I seriously doubt that you’re responsible enough to own one. See that dead shooter over there? He thought guns were the answer too. I don’t know what he thought the problem was, but his answer is damned obvious. If you tell me the same thing he did, I don’t want you and guns together anywhere near me.
And another one here.
If gun ownership is OK, then lets make it ok, using laws. If gun owners really think that what they are doing is OK, then they should be able to do it without hiding behind an amendment that has nothing to do with Boys and their Toys or with Hunting, or even with addressing issues of crime, threats of rape, home invasion, etc. The Second Amendment does not limit restriction on guns so you can defend your home from criminals or go hunting. It is to defend your home from the British. If what you are doing with your guns is really OK, then why do you want to hide behind an atavistic centuries old out of date no longer relevant amendment?
As someone who had Russian Roulette played against me by an teenage misfit seeking attention on the bus ride home using the gun he stole from his dad, I literally dodged a bullet. 34 Americans every day are not so lucky.
Today, on our cities streets, another 34 people will die as a result of violence committed with guns. At this rate, by the time Obama leaves the office of president, 48,000 more people will die from gunshots in America. To lose this many American soldiers, we would have to fight 10 wars with Iraq. Think about that for just one minute. It took 7 years of intense fighting in Iraq for America to lose 4488 American soldiers. But on our cities streets it only takes 132 days (less than 5 months) to kill that many people with guns. If this does not disturb you, you should be institutionalized. If you are not alarmed by this, something is very very very wrong with you.